Kunga Guest House is on the road which goes to Bhagsu Nag temple. By all means it’s actually a small alley. On one side of the road there are buildings with shops and on the other side of the road there are many roadside stalls selling various things like T-shirts with exotic prints, some brass […]
In my college years I was surrounded be many Bangla guys and girls. Lots of fantastic musicians I grew up with were Bangla. usually very intelligent and very intense people! Girls were very beautiful, intelligent but I found them quite hot tempered. But necessarily all of them by default used to miss ‘Cal’ a lot. […]
To the south edge of South Korea there are over a thousand of small and big islands. Some of them have volcanoes on them too. Jeju island being the most famous, there are several others which are big enough for habitation.
Geoge island is the second biggest island from the south sea. Two years ago I got to know that I am to perform on Geoge island, and I was quite happy about it. Several years ago I had performed on Jeju island. I think it was some very big festival where thousands of people had come. I also remembered that it was very beautiful place. So I became even more enthusiastic about this concert and the journey to the island.
I clearly remember my first encounter with Korean musicians. In February of 2002 I got a call asking if I would be interested in recording a fusion project with some Korean musicians. And that the budget isn’t much but I might like it. The budget was never used to be good then anyway, so I said yes.
In the studio there were 5-6 musicians from Korea and some local. The recording which was supposed to take 3 days, took 7 and at the end it was all fine. No one in the Korean team could speak a word of English except their manager! And thus whatever anyone wanted to say to other musicians about music or anything totally was dependent on this manager who could barely speak English, But could communicate well. All in all we were having good time and creating some interesting music too.